Churgin, Pinkhos M.

   Scholar of Belorussian origin. He emigrated to Palestine in 1907 and later settled in the US. He was professor of Jewish history and literature at Yeshiva University and dean of its teachers' institute. In 1955 he emigrated to Israel and published studies of the Targumim and the history of the Second Temple period.

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  • CHURGIN, PINKHOS — (1894–1957), educator, scholar, religious Zionist leader, and founder of bar ilan university . Churgin, who was born in Pohost, Belorussia, immigrated to Palestine with his parents in 1907 and settled in Jerusalem. In 1910 he was sent to study at …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • CHURGIN, BATHIA — (1928– ), musicologist. Churgin, the daughter of pinkhos churgin , was born in New York. She studied with Louise Talma at Hunter College and with Nadia Boulanger at Fontainebleau. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1963, where she… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • BAR-ILAN UNIVERSITY — BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY, a religiously oriented university, founded in 1955. In the mid 1990s Bar Ilan was the third largest university in Israel. The university s aim is to advance knowledge in both Jewish studies and general science in accordance… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • GELLMAN, LEON — (1887–1973), U.S. Zionist journalist and leader. Gellman, who was born in Yampol, Russia, immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 23. He settled in St. Louis where he worked as a principal of various Hebrew schools (1911–17), and later as editor… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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